We had the good fortune of connecting with R.W. Perkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi R.W., why did you pursue a creative career?
I’m not sure I had a choice, I was going to live this life, or I probably wasn’t going to make it… at least on an emotional level – That and the fact that creation, especially when I was young, was the only thing that made sense to me. I didn’t understand having conversations that didn’t have to do with listening to music, writing, reading, painting, watching, or making a movie. Writing and directing is the creative language I best understand, so that is how I ended up a filmmaker and why I pursued an artistic career.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m incredibly proud to be a Colorado filmmaker. I like living and raising my family in a place I love and telling the stories about people and places that inspire me. I’ve made two indie features here in Colorado, Crash & Burn Stories and Small Town Remedies. While I’m excited to move into making films with much larger budgets, working in the indie format gives you a lot of freedom. I’d love to carry that freedom into my next projects, My Indie Romance ( a series in preproduction) and Resplendent Lawns (feature film in preproduction) with my new company Film Locale.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For years one of my favorite places has been the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins, CO. They’ve always been so great about featuring local talent, plus they’ve always got great food. Door 222 in Loveland is a favorite. I could order anything off the 222 menu, and I know it’s going to be great once it gets to the table. Also, shoutout to Dark Heart Coffee in Loveland; they’ve got the coolest coffee bar in NoCo, hands down.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Sure, shoutout to my wife, Jacquelynn Perkins, an amazingly talented painter; her work, along with her constant words of encouragement, is a big source of inspiration to me. I’d like to acknowledge my business partners Andrea Dratch and Andy Carrasco of FIlm Locale, who inspire me with the skill they bring to their craft along with their push for excellence. Shoutout to Northern Colorado creatives for making art without anyone’s permission but their own.

Website: https://www.rwperkins.me

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rw_perkins/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rw_perkins?lang=en

Image Credits
Andy Carrasco, Maddie Steele

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